Publishers Note: Lubricants Industry Factbook


Editors at Lube Reports sister publication,LubesnGreasesmagazine, have just capped off a decade of producing our yearly Lubricants Industry Factbook. The 10th edition of this valuable guide is packed with eye-opening information about lubricant industry trends, statistics and standards.

Wonder where U.S. base oil exports are flowing? See page 25. Worried about the future impact of electric vehicles? Get an idea of where that trend is headed on page 34. Whether youre trying to license an engine oil (page 18), learn the basics of additive chemistry (page 42) or get a look at lubricant sales by product (page 6) — this 44-page book holds the answers.

After 10 years, our editors and designers have nearly perfected the presentation of this information and much more, and youll want to keep this manual on your desk all year. Unlike most reference works, the Factbook is copiously illustrated throughout with striking, colorful graphics to deliver quick comprehension and visual impact.

Copies of the new Factbook were mailed this week to allLubesnGreasesprint subscribers, along with their August issue. Additional copies were mailed to each of the magazines digital-only subscribers. (If thats you, watch your mail for it.)

Finally, the 2018-2019 Lubricants Industry Factbook is now available to purchase online as a secure, digital PDF download. Its ideal for saving on your laptop or tablet so its always at your fingertips. You can also buy additional copies for your employees, shareholders and customers. Find out how by visiting our

– Howard Briskin, Publisher

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